Anikara
58 New Haven, United States
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My self-summary
Mary Oliver writes, "What are you going to do with your one wild, precious life?" Something about who I am is how much this speaks to me… I'm genuine, playful, gentle, and strong. I'm easy to be with, and there's a certain intensity about me. I'm passionate about people and things that matter to me. You could describe me as truly loving adventure and loving the true adventure. Music, beauty, nature, humor, these are also important.

I'm looking for a kindred spirit, a natural connection that grows over time. You will probably really like me if you're an evolving type of man...

A note that I don't have children, but only because of where my life took me earlier on, and would welcome yours with respect and an open heart.
What I’m doing with my life
Work wise, I work in the mental health field, both as a therapist and in hospice. This work feels very meaningful and after all this time, I now feel like it's exactly what I'm meant to be doing.
And then there is this poem that someone sent to me:

When I Am Among the Trees
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks, and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness,
I would almost say that they save me, daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, "Stay a while."
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, "It's simple,"they say.
"and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine."
I’m really good at
Connecting with people putting them at ease, singing, dancing, being healthy, my work, being serious and not being serious...actually both are true.
The first things people usually notice about me
probably my eyes, or my voice which I admit, makes me feel good when someone notices my voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
movies coming to me at the moment: Recently, Birdman. the best film I've seen in a long time. City Lights, Frank Capra films, The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, The Philadelphia Story, Moonstruck, A Room with a View, Romeo &Juliet, (1969) Lovers and Other Strangers, Witness, 81/2, Star Wars, All of Me, Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting, Being-There, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...

AH ALmas and recently inspired by Strphen Cope. Classics, novels that grab my attention in 2nd hand book store, Barbara Kingsolver, The Alchemist. I read all the Harry Potter Books and still don't feel she needed to get so dark.

Music so much and daily. I grew up studying classical music and Bach is probably my favorite but it's impossible to choose really. Much music from 60's, 70's, kirtan and kundalini yoga music , I even listen to top 40 music in the car, don't prefer rap but appreciate it more than I used to.

I'm a native New Yorker and appreciate ethnic and interesting food…love summer farmer's markets, pretty much an organic kind of a girl
The six things I could never do without
authenticity, yoga- being physical,, nature, music, joy, relatedness
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, simply and complexly (if that's a word)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been told on many first dates that I am prettier in person. ok I said it!
You should message me if
...you're somewhat out of the box; curious, smart, attuned, and want a vital, heart connection with a partner who will challenge you, adore you, and hopefully entertain you, with their off beat sense of humor...
You take care of yourself physically... I would rather be alone than nag someone about this!
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